Company

Volkswagen Group Rus brings together the work of the seven brands of the Volkswagen Group that are available on the Russian market — Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA, Bentley, Lamborghini, Ducati and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. In 2018, the company’s sales in Russia reached 211,800 vehicles. 200,000 vehicles were produced at the company’s manufacturing sites in 2018: 143,500 cars — at the Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga, and 56,500 vehicles — at the production site in Nizhny Novgorod. The market share of Volkswagen Group Rus reached 11.8% in 2018.
The sales volume of all Volkswagen Group brands in Russia reached 229,800 vehicles (including sales results of Porsche, MAN and Scania brands). The export volume to the European and CIS countries reached 20,000 vehicles. The volume of engine production reached 161,000 engines, 44,000 of which have been supplied to production sites in Spain and Czech Republic.

Starting from November 2007, Volkswagen Group Rus has been manufacturing automobiles in Kaluga, 170 km southwest of Moscow. In October 2009, the plant celebrated the official launch of its full cycle production in a ceremony attended by top government officials. At the moment, Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Polo and ŠKODA RAPID are being produced at the plant in Kaluga. On June 14, 2011, Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group signed an agreement for the contract assembly of Volkswagen and ŠKODA automobiles at the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod. In accordance with that agreement, a full cycle production of  ŠKODA OCTAVIA and ŠKODA KODIAQ has already begun at GAZ.

In 2015 the new engine plant was launched in Kaluga. In February 2016 Volkswagen Group Rus has produced 1 000 000th vehicle at Kaluga plant — Volkswagen Polo Allstar equipped with locally manufactured engine. In March 2016 Volkswagen Group Rus opened a new spare parts and accessories warehouse in Chekhov (Moscow region).

In November 2016 at the Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga a new body shop with total area of 12 000 sq.m was opened. The additional facilities have allowed the company to organize the production of the new Volkswagen Tiguan. Volkswagen Group’s total investment in the production of this model reached 180 million euro.

In June 2017 production of the renewed ŠKODA Rapid was started at the Kaluga plant. Also this month Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group signed an agreement on cooperation in three areas:
— Prolongation of the contract assembly of cars at the plant in Nizhny Novgorod;
— Supply of Volkswagen engines for light commercial vehicles of GAZ brand;
— Agreement on intentions to consider the possibilities of a strategic partnership between Volkswagen Truck & Bus and GAZ Group.
Volkswagen Group is committed to the Russian market and is consecutively fulfilling its investment program in Russia. With a total investment of 1.83 billion euros in its business in Russia, Volkswagen Group became one of the largest foreign investors in the Russian automotive industry.

Volkswagen Group Rus was the official automobile partner for the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The company provided the Sochi-2014 Organizing Committee with more than 3,000 cars from the Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands in order to transport guests during the preparations for the 2014 Games and over the course of the Games themselves. The majority of the cars were manufactured at the company’s plants in Russia.

Volkswagen Group Rus Brands

Moscow branch

Management Volkswagen Group Rus

Marcus Osegowitsch
General Director of Volkswagen Group Rus
  • Technical University Munich (TUM) Master in Electronic Engineering (Dipl._Ing)
  • London Business School (LBS) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • In 1996 he started working for the Andersen Consulting in their Management Consulting division
  • Since 2001 he has been a Managing Partner at Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting), responsible for the Automotive and Industrial Goods Strategy Division in Germany
  • In 2003 he started working at BBDO Consulting as Managing Partner
  • In 2006 he joined the Volkswagen Group as Head of Department of strategic planning in Volkswagen Genuine Parts
  • Starting in 2007 he headed the global network of original spare parts supplies for all brands of the Volkswagen Group
  • In 2010 he was appointed Managing Director of the Volkswagen Group NSC Moscow
  • Since 2011, he is holding the positions of General Director of Volkswagen Group Rus and Managing Director of NSC Moscow
  • From 2017 on, he holds the additional responsibility as Volkswagen Group Responsible for Russia and CIS
Stefan Depka
Technical Director of Volkswagen Group Rus
  • He has two university degrees in mechanical engineering and an additional degree in economics
  • In 2003, he joined Volkswagen AG, and changed several positions in China and Germany after that
  • In 2006, he became responsible for part of production within Paint Shop at Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg
  • In 2010, he took up the position of Assistant to the Board Member of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, responsible for production and logistics
  • In 2013, he became a Head of Production of the Volkswagen plant in Navarra, Spain
  • In 2015, he became a Head of Production at FAW-Volkswagen factory in Foshan, China
  • Since February 1, 2019, holds the position of Technical Director of Volkswagen Group Rus
Dieter Neuhaeusser
Human Resources Director
  • Studied business administration at the Braunschweig Technical University and at the University of Göttingen
  • In 1991, joined Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, as a volunteer fulfilling various tasks in human resources, including assistance in the central Human Resources and the Group Executive Board;
  • In 1993, moved to SEAT, S.A., Barcelona, as Human Resources Manager
  • In 1996, became Head of Human Resources at Europcar Autovermietung GmbH, Hamburg, and in 2000 was appointed Head of Finance, Human Resources and Systems
  • In 2010, joined Volkswagen de México S.A. de C.V., as Member of the Board of Management responsible for Human Resources
  • In 2014, was appointed Head of Corporate Principles at Human Resources, Volkswagen AG
  • Since 2016, holds the position of Human Resources Director at Volkswagen Group Rus, managing personnel and organization
Patrik Andreas Mayer
Chief Financial Officer
  • In 1997 joined Volkswagen AG, Germany
  • In 2001 was appointed as Head of Investment Controlling at Volkswagen Brand
  • In 2004 headed Business Development/ New Regions at Volkswagen Group
  • In 2006 became Financial Director at Volkswagen Navarra, Spain
  • In 2009 was appointed as Executive Vice President responsible for Finance & Information Technology Processes at Volkswagen Group of America in Chattanooga, USA
  • In 2014 became responsible for Controlling at Kassel plant, Germany
  • Since 2016 holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at Volkswagen Group Rus
Ksenia Komyagina
Ksenia Komyagina
Purchasing Director
  • Graduated from Togliatti Academy of Management with a degree in Law
  • In 2003, she began her career in Togliatti in the automotive business as a Purchasing Specialist
  • In 2006, she became Deputy Manager of Procurement at JV GM AvtoVAZ
  • In 2007, she became Head of Procurement Division at General Motors in Saint-Petersburg
  • In 2011, she joined Volkswagen Group Rus as Head of «New Products» Procurement Division at the Kaluga plant
  • In 2015, she was transferred to Volkswagen AG head office and headed procurement of interior parts for Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen brand in seats and safety systems categories
  • Since January 1, 2019, she holds the position of Purchasing Director at Volkswagen Group Rus
Lars Himmer
Managing Director with responsibility for Group Sales, Marketing and Aftersales
  • Prior to his automotive career, Lars served in the Armed Forces in Denmark and as a Diplomat at the Danish Embassy in Moscow before starting his commercial career in FMCG
  • He holds an MBA from IMD, a B.Sc. in International Business from Aarhus Sсhool of Business and a number of course diplomas
  • His career in the automotive business started in 2003 at Volvo Truck Corporation, where he held various management positions
  • In 2010, he joined Volkswagen Group as Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Russia and CEO of Sales Region CIS, based in Moscow
  • In 2012, he was appointed CEO of Sales Region Eastern Europe, MAN Truck & Bus, and moved to Munich, Germany
  • From 2013, he was responsible for Group Sales Strategy and Projects at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany, focusing on strategic sales development of the Group’s Brands
  • Since 2015 he held the position of Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Ireland
  • In 2018 he was appointed as Head of Volkswagen Brand in Russia
  • Since 2018 he is also holding the position of Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Rus with responsibility for Group Sales, Marketing and Aftersales
Thomas Milz
Head of Volkswagen Passenger Cars
  • In 1997 he began his career at VOLKSWAGEN AG as Product Marketing Manager Powertrain Strategy
  • In 1998 he joined Volkswagen of America as Product Lifecycle Manager
  • From 2001 he worked as Manager Sales and Marketing North America in VOLKSWAGEN AG
  • From 2004 he was Process Leader Business Strategy and Development at Volkswagen of America
  • In 2005 he was appointed General Manager Sales and Distribution at Volkswagen of America
  • In 2007 he became General Manager Sales Operations Europe North West
  • In 2009 he became Regional Director Europe North West
  • From 2012 he was Managing Director Audi Volkswagen Middle East in Dubai
  • In 2016 he was Regional Director South Europe in VOLKSWAGEN AG
  • In 2019 he was appointed Head of Volkswagen Brand in Russia
Jan Procházka
  • Since 2000 he has been working in Development Department of the dealership network in ŠKODA Auto Česká Republika
  • Since 2002 he has been performing the duties of Regional Manager in Audi Česká Republika
  • In 2005 he became Head of Sales Department in ŠKODA Auto Russia
  • In 2007 he obtained a similar position in the Czech Republic
  • Since 2012 he has been acting as Regional Director in ŠKODA Auto, responsible for the markets of India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America
  • In 2016, was appointed Head of ŠKODA Auto Russia

Sales company management

Lars Himmer
Managing Director with responsibility for Group Sales, Marketing and Aftersales
  • Prior to his automotive career, Lars served in the Armed Forces in Denmark and as a Diplomat at the Danish Embassy in Moscow before starting his commercial career in FMCG
  • He holds an MBA from IMD, a B.Sc. in International Business from Aarhus Sсhool of Business and a number of course diplomas
  • His career in the automotive business started in 2003 at Volvo Truck Corporation, where he held various management positions
  • In 2010, he joined Volkswagen Group as Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Russia and CEO of Sales Region CIS, based in Moscow
  • In 2012, he was appointed CEO of Sales Region Eastern Europe, MAN Truck & Bus, and moved to Munich, Germany
  • From 2013, he was responsible for Group Sales Strategy and Projects at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany, focusing on strategic sales development of the Group’s Brands
  • Since 2015 he held the position of Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Ireland
  • In 2018 he was appointed as Head of Volkswagen Brand in Russia
  • Since 2018 he is also holding the position of Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Rus with responsibility for Group Sales, Marketing and Aftersales
Thomas Milz
Head of Volkswagen Passenger Cars
  • In 1997 he began his career at VOLKSWAGEN AG as Product Marketing Manager Powertrain Strategy
  • In 1998 he joined Volkswagen of America as Product Lifecycle Manager
  • From 2001 he worked as Manager Sales and Marketing North America in VOLKSWAGEN AG
  • From 2004 he was Process Leader Business Strategy and Development at Volkswagen of America
  • In 2005 he was appointed General Manager Sales and Distribution at Volkswagen of America
  • In 2007 he became General Manager Sales Operations Europe North West
  • In 2009 he became Regional Director Europe North West
  • From 2012 he was Managing Director Audi Volkswagen Middle East in Dubai
  • In 2016 he was Regional Director South Europe in VOLKSWAGEN AG
  • In 2019 he was appointed Head of Volkswagen Brand in Russia
Lubomir Najman
Head of Audi Russia
  • In 1990 he joined ŠKODA Auto and held several positions in Production, Sales and Marketing
  • In 1998 he became responsible for A0 class in Product marketing
  • In 2004 he became Head of Special Operations within Sales Department of ŠKODA Auto
  • In 2009 he became Head of Product marketing of ŠKODA Auto in the global market
  • Since 2011 has been Head of ŠKODA Auto Russia
  • In 2016 was appointed Head of Audi Russia
Jan Procházka
  • Since 2000 he has been working in Development Department of the dealership network in ŠKODA Auto Česká Republika
  • Since 2002 he has been performing the duties of Regional Manager in Audi Česká Republika
  • In 2005 he became Head of Sales Department in ŠKODA Auto Russia
  • In 2007 he obtained a similar position in the Czech Republic
  • Since 2012 he has been acting as Regional Director in ŠKODA Auto, responsible for the markets of India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America
  • In 2016, was appointed Head of ŠKODA Auto Russia
Christian Schlick
  • Studied Business Administration at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg
  • In 2006 he started working in Ferrari Central / East Europe GMBH as Sales Area Manager (Germany/Austria)
  • In 2012 he joined Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. as Sales Area Manager of North Europe
  • In 2015 he started working in Bentley Motors Ltd. as Sales Area Manager for Germany
  • Since 2018, he is holding the position of Head of Bentley Russia and Eastern Europe
Konstantin Sychev
Head of Lamborghini
  • From 2002 to 2005, he held the position of general director of Sigmaplast, the official distributor of GE Plastics
  • In 2005, began to work in Audi Russia as a regional sales manager
  • From 2007 to 2009 - Audi exclusive / quattro GmbH in Audi Russia
  • From 2010 to 2011 he was the head of Olympic projects in Volkswagen Group Rus
  • Since 2012, he was appointed Head of the Russian representative office of the Lamborghini
  • Since 2014 is responsible for the region of Eastern Europe, CIS, Turkey and Greece
Mikhail Semenikhin
Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
  • In 2004 he graduated from the Moscow International Higher Business School (Institute), holds an MBA degree
  • In 1999, he began his career at Volkswagen AG in the Volkswagen division as a manager for working with fleet clients
  • Since April 2005, he started his work in the division of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the position of Head of Sales and Marketing
  • In October 2005 he was appointed Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Russia
  • In 2013, participated in the International Senior Management Program for the development and adaptation of the strategy of one of the brands of Volkswagen AG in the Chinese market
  • In 2013, took extension courses in the business school Management School St.Gallen (Switzerland)
Oleg Snagovsky
Head of Ducati
  • Graduated from Moscow State University, Faculty of Public Administration
  • In 2004 he began the career at BMW in the motorcycle sales department
  • In 2006 he became head of motorcycle sales and marketing at Honda motorcycle division
  • In 2010 he headed BMW Motorrad division in the Avilon Automotive Group
  • 2016 he also was responsible for sales of MINI cars at Avilon
  • Since 2019, he is holding the position of Head of Ducati brand in Russia

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